VENUE: BOUNDS GREEN BOWLS AND TENNIS CLUB
DOOR TIME: 7.00pm
START TIME: 7.30pm
COST: £6.50 (inc booking fee)
WOMEN IN SHORTS
FRI 7 APRIL
Celebrates the creativity and achievements of local female film makers, hosted by actor Kate Braithwaite. Q&A with film makers.
- Purple Plain – with director Kim Albright, producer Chi Thai and actor Kate Braithwaite.
- Zulu 9 – with Actor Karen Bryson and director Alan Gilsenan
- Red River – with Director Emma Lindley and Casting Director Shakyra Dowling
- Dreams and Desires – Family Ties – with video message from Dir and animator Joanna Quinn
- Secret short film – special public performance for ‘Women in Shorts’, introduced by its writer/director
THE PURPLE PLAIN
Director Kim Albright, producer Chi Thai and actor Kate Braithwaite reveal the little-known story about the American women who tested for space flight.
In 1959, a handful of men were selected by NASA to be the first in space and were known as the Mercury 7. The second series of tests focused on 13 more pilots whose talents eclipsed those of the chosen 7. To date, the world knows little of these individuals because they were women.
This is the story of how close the Mercury 13 came to space, and their battle, not simply against their male peers, or even NASA, but the entire social system of the early 60s.
Introduced by one of London’s top casting directors, Shayra Dowling and director Emma Lindley.
Red River is a fictional drama focusing on the controversial subject of child marriage in the UK. 14 year old Muni meets her betrothed husband at her family home in London. Despite her parent’s wishes her discomfort is clear…..
ZULU 9 – introduced by actor Karen Bryson and director Alan Gilsenan
An Irish truck driver becomes concerned when he hears noises coming from the cargo container that he’s hauling. He notifies the police via radio and as they rush to investigate, the situation quickly escalates in a growing cycle of terror.
DREAMS AND DESIRES, FAMILY TIES
with special video message from director/animator Joanna Quinn
The ultimate wedding video.Beryl acquires a new Digi Video camera and becomes obsessed with the art of filmmaking, using it to articulate her desires, dreams and thoughts in a video diary. As “cineaste par excellence” she agrees to film her friend’s wedding, seizing the opportunity to “strut her stuff filmically” with disastrous and often hilarious results.
SECRET SHORT FILM
For ‘Women in Shorts’ we have a directorial debut made by a local female writer who is now stepping into the film making world. This will be the first public screening of the film – to the film maker’s local audience!